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'''Knut Hamsun''' (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a major Norwegian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun's work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to the subject, perspective and environment. He published more than 20 novels, a collection of poetry, some short stories and plays, a Travel literature|travelogue, and some essays. The young Hamsun objected to Literary realism|realism and Naturalism (literature)|naturalism. He argued that the main object of modernist literature should be the intricacies of the human mind, that writers should describe the "whisper of blood, and the pleading of bone marrow".Knut Hamsun (1890). "Fra det ubevidste Sjæleliv", ''Samtiden'', September 1890 Hamsun is considered the "leader of the Neo-Romantic revolt at the turn of the 20th century", with works such as ''Hunger (Hamsun novel)|Hunger'' (1890), ''Mysteries...
Awards{{awd|Nobel Prize in Literature|1920}}
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Birth nameKnud Pedersen
Birth date{{birth date|1859|8|4|mf=y}}
Birth placeLom, Norway|Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway
Death date{{death date and age|1952|2|19|1859|8|4|mf=y}}
Death placeGrimstad, Nørholm, Norway
OccupationAuthor, poet, dramatist, social critic
NationalityNorwegian
Period1877–1949
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